Swansea Ramblers Walk
Llandybie and Carmel National Nature Reserve
12th September 2020
Leader: Mike and Joanna Craddock
Mike and Joanna Craddock led us on a memorable walk into the nature reserve, stopping for lunch above the quarry. We had panoramic views from our high viewpoint which included Carreg Cennen Castle.
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Leaders: Mike and Joanna Craddock
Gathering at the meeting point
Starting to climb out of Llandybie
Into the countryside
Out of the fields and into the lane
Then into Carmel National Nature Reserve
The disused limestone quarry and our lunch stop at the top
Lovely panorama from the quarry edge
And the views continued to the castle
Carreg Cennen was hard to see today
But there it was!
Off we go on the return journey
But still on high ground with the castle in the distance
Easier to see now
Looking very impressive on its craggy mount
Started the descent on a new flight of stairs
Went past a rushing brook
Then ascended again and spotted another quarry
Then having climbed, we descended again!
Now on the road, we are on the final half mile back
Back into Llandybie
And back into the centre of Llandybie
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Andrew Morgan 2020
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